Spring Fundraising Ideas

Spring fundraising has sprung! As the frost of winter starts to melt away, you might be looking for more ways to spend time outdoors. During this time, consider starting your own fundraiser. Spring is the season for hope and fresh starts! Your efforts have the power to heal, to inspire, and to create a brighter future for generations to come. Learn how you can turn your family activities into an impactful way to give back with these five spring fundraising ideas below.

5 Spring Fundraising Ideas

  1. Donate Your Birthday: Celebrate in honor of the patients and families at the hospital! Register online to gain access to a personal fundraising page and ask friends and family to make a gift to Lurie Children’s instead of giving physical gifts. Encourage everyone to share the link and spread the word!
  2. Spring Cleaning/Yard Sale: As the weather warms up, spring is the perfect time to clean and declutter your home. Go through old toys, clothes, and household objects and make a pile of unwanted items. Host a yard sale and donate the money raised to Lurie Children’s.
  3. Charity Golf Outing: Gather friends and family for a morning on the green. Charge an entry fee for participants and reach out to businesses for possible sponsorships.
  4. Garden Party: Kick off the season by inviting your friends and family over for a backyard party. Enjoy music, light refreshments, and drinks with your loved ones. Ask each attendee to donate to enter. Provide entertainment such as a plant swap or DIY flower arrangements and charge guests to participate.
  5. Garden Cleanup Service: Go around the community and offer your neighbors help with their garden cleanup, weeding, and planting in exchange for a donation. You can also lend a hand in unloading new plants and soil. A fun activity for the whole family!

There is no limit to the ways you can fundraise! For a full list of ideas visit our fundraising ideas page.

How to Start a Fundraiser

Your fundraising efforts support our patients and families, allowing us to direct funds when and where they are needed the most. However you choose to fundraise, our community fundraising team is available every step of the way to help make your fundraiser a huge success. Starting your own fundraiser is as easy as registering online. There, you will gain access to a personal fundraising page. You can find resources to make your fundraiser a success and access to our Community Fundraising team who will help you along the way!

If you have a specific program or area you’d like to support with your fundraising efforts, money raised can be directed to support a specific area within the hospital. For more information, visit our Community Fundraising page.

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